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Henderson Insurance Broker’s East Yorkshire office is celebrating its 10th anniversary while forecasting continued revenue and employee growth.   As an independent broker with a nationwide reach, Henderson offers specialist business services locally and, from its Hessle office, is capitalising on key, thriving business sectors in the Humber region.  
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Businesses in one of the Humber’s priority sectors have received a boost from the Growing the Humber Fund.   Food companies from across the region have benefited from the programme including Chaucer Foods, Hider Foods, Burgess Pet Care, Atom Beers, Napier Brown, Cranswick Foods and Riva Foods, with others in the pipeline.  
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Liquid Lever Irrigation Ltd is one of the latest companies to go into contract with the Growing the Humber RGF programme.     The company’s project to research and develop revolutionary drip irrigation hoses and fittings for the horticultural sector and setting up the manufacturing process is well underway.   The investment of £138k from the Growing the Humber Fund is part of the company’s £310k project, which aims to create up to 11 jobs in the next two years.  
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The Humber LEP is urging the Secretary of State for Transport to keep and improve links between the Humber and Manchester.   The LEP added its voice to keep the direct train service from Cleethorpes to Manchester as part of the Transpennine and Northern franchise consultations in a letter to the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP.   Also raised is the need for a direct service between Hull and Manchester Airport to be restored. If a half hourly service was agreed it would be worth £5.3m to our economy and relieve congestion on the roads.
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Two strategic agreements by Neill & Brown Global Logistics have seen an increase in the company’s international trade, staff numbers and job vacancies.   Import and export trade to Europe, particularly Germany, has risen after exclusive agreements with northern German logistics provider Nellen & Quack The Green Line and the UK Pallets network for the Hull and East Yorkshire region.   Carl Andrew, logistics director, said: “We are currently seeing shipment increases across the board, particularly German pallet-related imports and exports.   “Since the tie-up with The Green Line, the number of pallet jobs has risen, which has also had a big impact on our UK Pallets distribution.”
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SMS Towage has formally named the latest tugboat in its growing fleet.   The £3.5m Yorkshireman, built in Turkey to a classic Canadian design, arrived in the Humber in March this year. She was blessed at Albert Dock, Hull, by the Rev Canon Neal Barnes of Holy Trinity and named by four-year-old Annabelle Escreet Writer.   It was another landmark occasion for Hessle-based SMS, which has experienced rapid growth in the last two years, starting operations in the Bristol Channel and Belfast Harbour to complement its services on the Humber.
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One of the country’s leading power system suppliers is targeting the Humber because of the region’s increasing importance as a renewable energy hub.   Dale Power Solutions of Scarborough, which makes and services uninterrupted power systems and generators, is the latest company to join Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA).
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Henderson Insurance Brokers has become one of the UK’s market leaders in risk management and training with the acquisition of Staffordshire-based Corporate Risk Systems Ltd (CRS).   CRS, which provides health and safety training and consultancy services, has been merged with Henderson Risk Management, creating a new enlarged business with headquarters in Leeds and trading under the CRS brand.   As risk managers, CRS provides a wide array of services to brokers, insurers and their clients including retained adviser services, renewal surveys and project management  

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